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Target audience: beginner bioinformaticians  or biocurators 


Data harmonization and enrichment using EMBL-EBI ontology tools

This video explains how the Zooma annotation tool, the OxO mapping service and the Ontology Lookup Service (OLS) can be used to harmonise and enrich biological and biomedical data.
The EMBL-EBI Ontology Tools can be used by both biological curators and software developers. Biological curators...

Scientific topics: Data management, Data submission, annotation, and curation, Ontology and terminology

Keywords: CINECA, data harmonization, Annotation, Ontologies

Resource type: Video

FAIRsharing Educational Material

FAIRsharing is a web-based, searchable portal of three interlinked registries, containing both in-house and crowdsourced manually curated descriptions of standards, databases and data policies, combined with an integrated view across all three types of resource. By registering your resource on...

Keywords: Databases, Standards, Data Policies, FAIR

Resource type: Metadata Registry

ELIXIR TtR course: Basic genomics using advanced analysis tools

Materials from the ELIXIR workshop “ELIXIR TtR course: Basic genomics using advanced analysis tools”, Nov 5-6 2018 at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Scientific topics: Genomics

Keywords: Galaxy, training, Genomics, eLearning, EeLP

Resource type: course materials, Training materials, Slides

Ontology Lookup Service (OLS)

The Ontology Lookup Service (OLS) provides access to over 150 public biomedical ontologies. You can use OLS to search and visualise ontologies, and an API is also provided for programmatic access. Ontologies provide standard terminology for describing data that help us integrate and analyse data....

Scientific topics: Ontology and terminology

Resource type: Webinar

Biocuration: An Introduction

Claire O'Donovan, leader of the Protein Function Content team at EMBL-EBI, gives an introduction into biocuration and talks about what it is like to work as a biocurator and the skill sets you need.
This webinar was recorded on 2 March 2016 and is best viewed using Google Chrome and in...

Keywords: Biocuration

BD2K Data Science Open Educational Resources (OERs)

These Online Educational Resources (OERs) cover a variety of topics related to data science and are intended for use in courses, programs, workshops, and related activities. Modules relevant to biocuration:BDK05 Basic Research Data Standards...

Scientific topics: Ontology

Keywords: Biocuration, Curation, Identifiers, Ontology, Standards

UNIX Fundamentals

This self-learning tutorial aims to present the UNIX environment and to provide the most basic commands to users with no or very little UNIX knowledge.
The examples are taken from various Biological fields but have been chosen carefully to be easily accessible to a wide audience.
At the end of...

Keywords: Problem based learning, Programming, Unix

Resource type: e-learning

High-throughput sequencing training materials repository

This repository includes training materials on the analysis of high-throughput sequencing (HTS) data, on the following topics: Introduction to HTS, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and variant calling analysis.
Materials have been annotated following the standards and guidelines proposed at the “Best practices...

Scientific topics: Bioinformatics, Data architecture, analysis and design

Keywords: High throughput sequencing analysis, Rna seq chip seq anayses, Variant calling

Plant and Pathogen Bioinformatics

This package contains presentations and other training material given at the AllBio Plant and Pathogen Bioinformatics training course, held at the European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - Friday, July 11, 2014. The course was aimed at giving an...

Keywords: Allbio, Bioinformatics, Biological databases, Genome sequence analysis, Pathogenesis, Phytopathogens, Plants

Training Bioinformatics in the Cloud

I present the points of view, the challenges and advantages of developing training materials through the cloud.

Keywords: Advanced bioinformatics training, Cloud computing, Training

Using R with Python

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It describes the Python module interfacing the R package for statistics. The module shows how to calculate mean, standard deviation, z-score and p-value of a set of numbers, and how to generate plots. Input files for the scripts presented...

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Searching data using Python

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It describes how to use Python dictionary and set data structures to search your data. In particular, how to use a dictionary to represent the genetic code table and use it to translate a nucleotide sequence into a protein sequence, and...

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Pattern Matching

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It teaches how to do pattern matching in Python, i.e. how to find a substring (or a set of substrings) in a string. To this aim, it introduces the regular expression syntax, and the tools needed to search regular expressions in biological...

Keywords: Pattern matching, Programming, Python, Python biologists

Writing functions in Python programming

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It deals with functions and how to write and use them. It also introduces namespaces and the tuple data structure. The module contains several exercises and suggested solutions. The text of exercises is also provided in a separate file. 

Scientific topics: Bioinformatics

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Python Programs

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It deals with Python programs, how to write and run them, and how to provide input and generate output. The module also contains exercises and suggested solutions. 

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Linear Motifs and Phosphorylation Sites

This is a lecture on linear motifs and phophorylation sites (P-sites). Some materials from other lectures are reused.
The lecture is basically about computational approaches to encode, predict, analyse, and use functional motifs and P-sites.
Here you can find:

    A definition of linear motifs and...

Keywords: Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics: Gene-protein-structure-function

This presentation examines the available in silico tools for protein structure and function prediction. It examines the major protein family databases (PROSITE, PRINTS, Pfam, etc.), and explores why tools like PSI-BLAST, while convenient and easy to use, may not always give optimal results. The...

Keywords: Expert systems, Genequiz, Protein family characterisation, Protein family databases, Protein sequence analysis, Psi blast

InterPro: An introduction

This presentation introduces the background to the InterPro database: what it is, where it came from, and what was the vision behind its creation. It examines in particular whether the database has evolved in line with its original vision, and asks whether the resource is still fit for purpose. 

Keywords: Integrated diagnostic tools, Protein family characterisation, Protein sequence analysis

PRINTS: A protein family database with a difference

A presentation designed to introduce the concept of protein family analysis and characterisation using motif-based methods, with a particular focus on protein fingerprinting. Following a general introduction to sequence analysis, and the fingerprint approach, specific examples are given to...

Keywords: Functional diagnosis, Protein family characterisation, Protein sequence analysis

Parsing data records using Python programming

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. One typical problem in bioinformatics is parsing data files. This module explains how to parse FASTA files and GenBank records. It also introduces the if/elif/else construct to make choice in programming and the list  data structure. The...

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Programming, Python, Python biologists, Record parsing